Mélissa Rivest


Mélissa Rivest is a partner in the Civil and Commercial Litigation group and is also co-leader of the Construction group.

She practices mainly in the area of commercial litigation, including construction law, real estate law, general civil liability, securities law, banking law and insolvency. She has represented many clients before the courts, both at trial and on appeal, and in front of certain specialized administrative tribunals in complex litigation matters.

Mélissa has been involved in several major files such as class action lawsuits.

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Areas of Expertise
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • LL.B., Université de Montréal, 2003, graduated with Distinction (Dean’s List of Excellence)
  • LL.L., Université de Paris (Pantheon-Assas), France, 2002
Affiliations and Activities
  • Member of the Quebec Bar
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Member of the LRMM au féminin Committee
  • Member of Elles de la construction
  • Treasurer of the Glenmount Community Association
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada, 2020 to 2022 editions, as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in the area of Construction Law
  • Dean’s Honour List with special mention for academic excellence, Faculty of Law, Université de Montréal


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Telephone 514 925-6387 Facsimile 514 925-5087 Email
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Year of Call to the Bar

Quebec, 2004


French, English